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Buying for Eid underpinning peak sheep kill
Darren Carty
In addition to peak throughput in factories reports indicate the festival will significantly boost the number of sheep exported live from Ireland and Northern Ireland.
12 June 2024 Pedigree
Annakisha Suffolks take home National Championship title in Dundalk
Adam Woods reports from the South of Ireland Suffolk Sheep Society held their annual National Championships at Dundalk Show
12 June 2024 Management
Sheep Management: grass management and controlling scald
Grassland management has become much more complicated over the last 10 days, with growth rates dipping significantly and grass heading out much quicker
Exporters drive lamb trade in Kingscourt
Adam Woods reports from Monday’s sheep sale in Kingscourt mart
12 June 2024 Markets
Good demand for spring lamb in Kenmare
Kenmare mart manager, Dan McCarthy had a spring in his step following his recent re-election to Kerry Co council and a good start to spring lamb trade.
12 June 2024 Markets
Record Australian lamb exports of 36,307t in May
Sheep slaughter figures and lamb export volumes appear to be setting new milestones on a monthly basis.
12 June 2024 Markets
NI trends: Price deals on offer for bigger numbers; live trade on fire for lambs
Beef finishers with a good supply of cattle are finding it easier to negotiate on price, while the live trade is on fire for fat lambs.
12 June 2024 Markets
Sheep mart report: agents fitter for larger entries
Sale entries are running significantly higher in many marts, with prices steady-to-stronger on the back of buying for the Eid al-Adha festival.
12 June 2024 Markets
Sheep trends: peak week for sheep throughput
A weekly kill of between 60,000 and 70,000 head is expected, with factories ramping up processing capacity and some planning to operate at the weekend.
12 June 2024 Markets
Gowvite Texel All-Ireland's bigger and better than ever
Shanon Kinahan reports from the 2024 Growvite Texel All-Irelands at Dundalk Show.
12 June 2024 Pedigree
Sheep price update: factories increasing processing activity
Official base quotes are starting the week in a steady manner but there are reports of producers with significant numbers securing 10c/kg higher.
10 June 2024 Markets
This week in photos - shows, shearing, silage and sales
Our top farming photos from the past week include the sheep Shearing Championships in Mountbellew, silage harvesting, shows in Ballymoney and Lurgan, mart action in Donegal Town Mart and more.
9 June 2024 News